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Updated 20 April 2012
I hope you find the following information interesting.

Most (but definitely not all) of the men in this project are predicted to be in Haplogroup R1b1a2.

Between 2003 & 2005 this Haplogroup was titled R1b3;  Between 2005 & 2008, it was called R1b1c;  Between 2008 & 2011, it was called R1b1b2;  In 2011, it began to be styled as R1b1a2.  The 'name' selections and alterations to how your Haplogroup is named continue - this is a dynamic study, because every month or so, new discoveries are taking place.  Do please be aware that by testing your Y-DNA, you have become part of "cutting-edge" science and from time-to-time you will be asked to partake further in certain tests.

Please also note that if you tested with '23andMe', your Haplogroup will be described as R1b1b2a - this is their naming and not FTDNA's naming.  Also, '23andMe' do not "do" confirmed Y-DNA Haplogroups.  (Those joining us from My Heritage are welcome as you are also welcome if you have transferred from, for example, DNA.ancestry.com)  At all times, feel free to contact me ) Gail Riddell  (your project administrator) at  RiddellDNA@gmail.com 

If you have not seen the following before, this first map (from   http://www.eupedia.com/europe/origins_haplogroups_europe.shtml  )  may interest you. 
(Much more information is available at the given URL).



As you can see, it would appear that the R1b men came from the Iberian Coastal regions, moved up into Ireland and the western parts of England (Cornwall and Wales) and perhaps thence to the Scottish Highlands and then to other parts of Scotland.  (It is not known for certainty as to the order of this dispersion).

Some of the men in this project are Haplogroup R1a1.

From the same URL (given above), is this map for the R1a men indicating not only the rarity of this Haplogroup, (in comparison with R1b) but that the ancestors of these men appear to have come from the Prussian area and North East Siberia, then their ancestors gravitated towards the northern countries of Norway and Sweden and arriving in Scotland (as examples).

 

Some of the men in this project are I1.

From the same URL (given above), is this map for the I1 men implying but that the ancestors of these men appear to have come from Slavic (Norway, Sweden, Finland) areas, then their ancestors gravitated towards the eastern parts of Scotland and England and a small portion of Ireland.  Perhaps these men were the original Norsemen?  The Vikings?  Certainly, seafaring appears to be strong within their dispersion.




Some of the men in this project are I2b.

From the same URL (given above), is this map for the I2b men suggesting that the ancestors of these men appear to have come from eastern Germanic areas, spread westwards into France and to the eastern coast of England and Scotland.  Pockets are found in other areas, but when you compare the various maps given above, it seems that these men did not have the wide dispersion of certain other Haplogroups.  (Note the Grecian, Caspian Sea and Russian concentrations).